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Dobbs Ferry Mosquito Control for Happy, Healthy Dogs

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As most pet owners do, we look forward to spending lots of time outdoors with our furry friends. However, it is important to remember that mosquitoes, which thrive in warm and humid environments, can pose a significant threat to our pets. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, but they can also transmit deadly diseases such as heartworm, West Nile virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis to our pets.

Mosquito control is beneficial for humans and pets alike!

Heartworm is one of the most common diseases transmitted by mosquitoes to dogs and cats. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it picks up heartworm larvae, which then develop into infective larvae inside the mosquito. When the mosquito bites another animal, it transmits the infective larvae, which then migrate to the animal's heart and lungs, where they develop into adult worms. Over time, these worms can cause significant damage to the heart and lungs, leading to severe health problems and, in some cases, death. While heartworm can be treated in dogs, there is no known cure for heartworm in cats, making prevention critical. Fortunately, there are a variety of measures pet owners can take to defend their pets from mosquitoes and heartworm. These measures include using mosquito repellent on both pets and humans, removing any standing water around the home, and keeping pets indoors during peak mosquito hours. The best options, however, are professional mosquito control treatments.

In addition to heartworm, mosquitoes can also transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis to our pets. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms, from mild flu-like symptoms to severe neurological damage and death. Dogs and cats are just as susceptible to these diseases as humans, making mosquito control a critical part of defending the health and well-being of our pets.

Where to find mosquito control near you

To defend pets from mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, it is important to work with a trusted mosquito control company like Mosquito Squad of Southern Westchester & Rockland County. With our mosquito barrier treatments, which can last for up to 21 days, we can reduce the mosquito population on your property by up to 90%, making it a safer place for both pets and humans.

As pet owners, it is our responsibility to protect our furry friends from the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases. Rather than fear for your pets’ safety all the time, defend them with mosquito control from Mosquito Squad of Southern Westchester & Rockland County. Give us a call at (914) 533-1159.

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